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Jean-Marc Burgaud - Beaujolais Villages - Les Vignes de Lantignie - red - 2020 - 750 ml

Jean-Marc Burgaud - Beaujolais Villages - Les Vignes de Lantignie - red - 2020 - 750 ml

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WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING

The grapes for Jean-Marc Burgaud's Beaujolais Villages are grown in Lantignié, which is where Jean-Marc is originally from. The Gamay vines here are over 55 years old and planted on clay soils, which lends excellent concentration to the finished wine. Jean-Marc insists a domaine should be judged on its entry point wine and in order to achieve perfect balance in this Beaujolais Villages, the fermenting wine was tasted every day to judge when the tannins extracted were in balance with the acid. “I do as much work in the vineyard and cellar on this wine as I do on my Côte du Py.” says Jean-Marc. The Beaujolais Villages Les Vignes de Lantignié is a masterclass in balance. An attractive deep ruby in the glass, the nose boasts bright aromas of crunchy red fruits and violets. On the palate, the wine has a superb structure, with grainy tannins, concentrated red fruit flavours and excellent acidity lifting the finish.

OUR NOTES

Jean-Marc Burgaud is based in Villie-Morgon, in the heart of the most celebrated of the crus. He began working here in 1989, when he had a hectare each in Beaujolais Villages, Regine and Morgon. Now he's got 17.5 hectares, with 4.5 ha in Beaujolais Villages, a hectare in Regnie, and the rest in Morgon, including a sizeable 8 hectares of Côte du Py.

Burgaud’s wines are quite structured and yet they avoid being overpowering or too extracted. He works in quite a reductive way which sets up the wines nicely for some ageing.

TECHNICAL SHEET

From: France, Beaujolais, Beaujolais Village

Color: Red

Maturity: Old

Sweetness: Dry

Variety: Gamay

Vineyard’s age: 60 years

Vinification: maceration of the whole grapes for 10 days